Funding Your Holistic Health Education: Tips for Finding Scholarships
Here at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), we’re lucky to be able to speak with prospective students all day long. They’re budding aromatherapists, herbalists, and holistic nutritionists (the list goes on!), just like some of you. And, they ask great questions, especially about how to pay for their holistic health education. (Great question, […]
What to Tweet? Create a Buzzing Twitter Feed with Daily Hashtags
I went to a great session on Twitter at Wordstock in Portland at the beginning of October, presented by the entertaining Nichole Bernier (@NicholeBernier). It was supposed to be about social media in general, but the entire session was overtaken by Twitter. The group (mostly literary types) ranged from Twitter fiends to Twitter virgins, but […]
ACHS Just Named 2014 Military Friendly School
Wonderful readers … we couldn’t be more excited to announce that the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine in recognition for our commitment to high-quality online education for military students. G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian […]
Holistic Health at Home: Bach Flower Essences
Humans have utilized plants for healing for centuries. In fact, until the 20th century, pharmaceutical preparations originated from medicinal plants and other natural substances. Medicinal plants use the physical energy of the plant in the form of an active chemical constituent. Alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, and bitter principles are just a few of the constituents found […]
Back-to-School Holistic Heath Tips for Busy Parents
The back-to-school season is in full swing! Here at ACHS, we’re gearing up for the start of fall semester, September 16, which is one of our favorite times of year. Starting a new academic year brings with it all those memories of being a kid and heading to your new classroom with lunch and school […]
What Is State Authorization and Why Should Students Care?
Many students know there is a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) that administers federal policies related to financial aid, student privacy, crime reporting, etc. What students may not be aware of is the role of their home state in determining access to higher education. For example, each state department of education has the power to […]
Industry Info: Holistic Nutrition Internships Available with NANP
Holistic nutritionists, we thought you’d want to know that the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) currently has several unpaid internship opportunities available. These internships can be completed remotely, so be sure to check them out!
Holistic Health and the Beauty Industry: Are Cosmetics Safe?
Hormone-altering chemicals in your makeup and body wash? Could be. The FDA does not require cosmetics manufacturers to test their own personal care products for safety. And yet, we buy them. We think…It’s just chapstick. It’s just shampoo. But research shows a little of something used over a long period of time can, in fact, […]
Memorial Day Wellness: Homemade Lavender Lemonade & Spa Water
Holistic Nutrition: Eat this Herb – Garlic
Garlic (Allium sativum) has a wonderful reputation as a “cure-all.” Used every day, it acts in a preventive role, even protecting the body from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. Roast whole garlic cloves in the oven for an appetizer. The sharp taste entirely vanishes and the roasted garlic has a wonderful mellow flavor that […]
Text Abbreviations: An “IDTS” in the Holistic Health Classroom?
AAMOI, I OH “DYNWUTB” YD & was TTLY LNT. Know what I mean? I barely do (and only after consulting several online text dictionaries). Let me translate for you: AAMOI, I OH “DYNWUTB” YD & was TTLY LNT = As a matter of interest, I overheard the abbreviation DYNWUTB yesterday, which was totally lost in […]
Writing: Silencing Your Inner Critic
Doesn’t it sometimes seem like just about everyone and their canary has a blog? So why is it that so many well-trained people are nervous to put “pen to paper” (or hands to keyboard!) and write a blog post or article to share their expertise? For many otherwise well-adjusted and confident holistic health and wellness […]